Top 10 Unconventional Baby Names

I believe we’ve all heard our fair share of unique baby names, be it classmates or working colleagues. But here are some more high profile kids with unconventional baby names, and we’re betting some will make you speechless.

1. Audio Science – Shannyn Sosammon & Dallas Clayton

No, it’s not a college major, its not an exhibition in the museum, it’s this kid’s name. Can you imagine, this kid growing up and enrolling himself into an audio course just for shizz and giggles?

2. Denim – Toni Braxton & Keri Lewis

Oh look, he’s even wearing denim in this picture! It’s an unfortunate name (in my opinion), I mean, who wants to be named after a fabric?

3. Dusty Rose Levine – Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo

Let’s be honest, Adam Levine is a really fit man (People’s magazine’s 2013 sexiest man of the year). When I heard he was engaged, I threw a hissy fit. When I heard Behati was pregnant, I almost cried. When I heard they had named their baby Dusty Rose, I still think he’s hot.. its just Dusty rose, really Adam? That’s SO 2016.

4. Java – Josh Holloway

Well, Java is pretty open to interpretation. Did he mean Java chips? Java script? She is adorable, and I do like a good green tea cream frappuccino with java chips.

5. Maple – Jason Bateman & Amanda Anka 

Maple, like maple syrup? Like Canada?? I will never be able to look at my pancakes drenched in maple syrup the same way, EVER.

6. Racer – Robert Rodriguez

Would be odd if he didn’t pass his driver’s test on the first try, eh?

Although these names aren’t the most unconventional of the bunch, I just felt it wouldn’t be right to make such a list without including children from the Kardashian-Jenner clan.

7, 8, 9. North, Saint, Chicago West – Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

She just had to, didn’t she? Props to her, she made headlines all three times with her unique baby names.

Fun KKW fact: Her third child, Chicago is actually a surrogate baby, aka someone else got to enjoy all the “perks” of pregnancy while Kim continued strutting around in her slim thick figure.

10. Stormi Webster – Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott

Let’s see a show of hands who didn’t know Travis Scott’s real name was actually Jacques Webster. I’m definitely one of those. I was also counting on her baby’s name to be Butterfly Jenner-Scott as the duo had revealed subtle clues leading to the baby’s name being something butterfly related. Kylie Jenner had also been semi-successful in “hiding” her pregnancy; staying out of the public eye once her baby bump surfaced and not responding to rumours. We all knew it was true, she just didn’t confirm it.

Do you know a baby or are you planning on naming your baby something unique? You wont be able to find their name in any store on ornaments or clothing.

Diaper Cakes SG offers personalized onesies where you’re able to print a baby name and design, like this adorable duckling onesie.

You can shop their onesie collection HERE.

5 Honey-licious Winnie the Pooh toys

5 Honey-licious Winnie the Pooh toys

 

Fun Pooh fact: Winnie is actually a girl! Named after a black bear in London Zoo, Winnipeg. Well, that still doesn’t take away the burning questions everyone has; Why doesn’t Winnie the Pooh wear pants?

AnyPooh (pun intended), we have compiled a list of honeylicious Winnie the Pooh soft toys, suitable for Pooh lovers of all ages.

1. Winnie the Pooh stuffed bean bag

A great collector’s item with Pooh’s name on the iconic red t-shirt.

You can get it here from Amazon.

2. Winnie Tsum Tsum plush pillow

Following the recent Tsumtsum craze, here’s a cute Pooh pillow to jazz up your bed of sofa.

3. Mini Diaper Cake – Winnie the Pooh baby gift hamper

This diaper cake contains:

  • 7 “Huggies Total Protection” Disposable Diapers in Size M (Fits babies 5-10 kg)
  • 1 White Short Sleeved Winnie The Pooh Baby Onesie
  • 1 Disney Winnie The Pooh Soft Toy Cake Topper
  • 1 Pair of Baby Socks

4. Winnie the Pooh lying down soft toy

Just like how your baby will first learn to lie on their belly, this adorable Winnie the Pooh toy will accompany him/her.

5. 3 Tier Diaper Cake- Winnie the Pooh Soft Toy baby gift hamper

This diaper cake contains:

  • 30 “Huggies Platinum” Disposable Diapers Size M (For Babies 5-10 kg)
  • 1 Pair of Pre-Walker Shoes (Size 6-12 months)
  • 1 Pooh Soft Toy Cake Topper
  • 2 Pooh Baby Onesies (Size 6-12 months)
  • 1 Flannel Cotton Receiving Blanket (76 x 76cm) *Design will differ slightly
  • 1 Pair of Socks
  • 1 Feeding Bib
  • 1 Premium Diaper Cake Gift Box Packaging (46 x 22 x 22cm)

You can now dress your baby top to toe in Winnie the Pooh gear, how stylish!

5 Baby Shower gifts you didn’t know you needed

5 Baby Shower gifts you didn’t know you needed

Aside from the usual baby shower gifts like baby blankets, diaper bags and breast pumps, here are some gifts outside the norm you didn’t know you needed.

1. Bib that catches fallen food

This bib catches the fallen food that escapes your baby’s mouth. No more picking food off your baby’s clothes, as it will all fall into the pocket on the bib. This is a perfect baby shower gift for as soon as the baby is able to eat solid foods.

2. Unicorn home slippers

They’re adorable, comfy, and they keep your feet warm. New moms tend to experience chills postpartum, especially against your stylish glossy tiles at home. This pair of unicorn slippers help your feet stay warm while help soothe your aching feet from the bloating from pregnancy.

Available from Natures Collection.

3. Formula dispenser 

This is great for being on the go, having formula milk already measured to the right amount makes feeding your baby on the go really easy. Instead of having formula stored in ziplock bags or chunky containers, the formula dispenser will fit in your diaper bag snuggly.

4. Memento Box

 

Having a keepsakes box to store all the little bits of childhood will give your child something to look back on. I remember my mum kept the bit of umbilical cord stump after it dried up, as a measure of good luck. As the years went by, she also put in my first gold anklet after I grew too big to fit it, as well as my first teeth.

Available in blue and pink from Diaper Cakes SG.

5. Animal Pacifier

Adorning a pacifier with a stuffed animal will help appease your baby when they’re upset, as well as keep them occupied.

And there you have it, a handful of baby shower gifts you didn’t know you needed but will change your life.

5 Wonderful Dog Soft Toy Gifts

Dog Soft Toy Baby Gifts

Are you one of the 74% of the population that lists dogs as their favourite animal? Well, even if you aren’t, every 3 in 4 people do love dogs. Therefore, we have compiled a list of 5 great dog soft toys as gifts for anyone, from a baby shower or a Valentine’s Day present.

 

1. Boo, World’s Cutest Dog

Boo didn’t get famous lying around looking cute. Wait.. He did! That gives the rest of us mere folk much hope.

Can you tell the difference between the boo on the left and the boo on the right? They both look so alike, right? You can shop for Boo soft toys on Natures Collection.

2. Naladoo Siberian Husky Soft Toy

Given Singapore’s hot climate, it’s not the best environment to own a husky due to their thick coats. The next best thing would be a husky soft toy mirroring such adorableness.

3. Doge Pillow

Ever come across one of these popular doge memes? Doge was one of the few original memes that starting the dog meme craze. Well now you can have a Shiba Inu Doge pillow of your own glaring at you.

4. Chinese New Year Dog Plush

2018 is the year of the dog. This plush in the very festive red and gold colours will be perfect to set in the middle of your coffee table amidst all your yummy chinese new year snacks.

5. 2 Tier “Chick Magnet” Dog diaper cake baby gift hamper

This 2 Tier Diaper Cake hamper consists of the following goodies that are practical and simply adorable:

  • 25 “Huggies Total Protection” Disposable Diapers M Size (Suitable for babies 5-10 kg)
  • 1 Pair of Pre-Walker Shoes (Size 6-12 months)
  • 1 GUND Talkiez Dog Soft Toy
  • 1 Dog “Chick Magnet” Long Sleeved Romper / Bodysuit
  • 1 Receiving Blanket
  • 1 Pair of Socks
  • 1 Feeding Bib

Available from Diaper Cakes SG

 

Start off the year of the dog with a new doggy plush toy!

 

6 Things Online Shoppers Understand

For some, their 3 magic words are “I love you.” For you, it might be “Add to cart.”

Here are 10 things only online shoppers will understand.

1. To start off,

This is the most glorious sight to behold on ANY website:

Online Shoppers

As online shoppers, shipping and delivery can be expensive. If there’s free worldwide shipping, we’d take it FOR SURE.

2. When there are flash sales, you behave like this.

emma-stone-excited

Because it means money saved! And so much convenience considering you are just clicking and scrolling. You don’t even have to leave your house for a single second.

3. When the clothes you buy online fit you perfectly.

Sometimes measurements don’t match up and sizes don’t fit, or the model’s estimate didn’t actually serve you too well. You were skeptical about the piece you bought and you were prepared to return it…….. Then, you slipped it on and it fit you perfectly!

4. When your friends say they can’t find a particular product online, or something they need for a special occasion just doesn’t exist in any online shop.

You know they are wrong. Whether it’s for a special dinner that calls for a new, dazzling dress, a dinner party that suddenly expands and needs extra food, everything can be found online!

Or when you need a memorable gift for a brand new baby in your life and you don’t know where to look………

Daddy Loves Me Monkey Diaper Cake For Online Shoppers

www.diapercakes.sg is your go-to source! Never be at a loss for your colleague/relative/friend/neighbour/classmate/ex-classmate’s baby celebration again, we’ve got you covered.

Smiling Birds 2 Tier Diaper Cake For Online Shoppershttp://www.diapercakes.sg

This 2 tier diaper cake means twice the celebration, for all the convenience.

This is not ALL we have, head on to our website for more variety!

5. When you click “Submit Your Order” only to find it is out of stock.
Online shoppers hate this. We went through so much – loading the webpage, scrolling through page after page to find that one beautiful item, measuring and debating with yourself to see if this is an item that really suits you perfectly…… Finally coming to a conclusion to buy it….. And then it’s out of stock. Why?!?

At DiaperCakes, our range of Diaper Cakes are aplenty, meaning for whatever occasion and for whatever cartoon character the receiver may like, the cakes we have on hand will not disappoint. With 1 tier, 2 tier and even 3 tier cakes, who’s to say you will walk away with nothing?

6. When you look for customer reviews on a product and encounter only some of the craziest people you’ve ever seen.

Online Shoppers Being Tested

Diaper Cakes are cute little cakes that resemble wedding cakes, except it is fashioned out of rompers, baby shoes, baby bibs, soft toys and other baby essentials. Our Facebook page  has many customer testimonials on why they love Diaper Cakes. If you need more information, drop us a message and we will get back to you quicker than you can check out.

Diaper Cakes are seriously cute, no wonder they are a hit at baby showers and first month celebrations! And with online shopping nowadays, the cake you want is just a click away.

Evolution Of Baby Shower Gifts

What image comes to your mind when you think of baby showers or baby gatherings? Loved ones crowded together, each presenting baby shower gifts of their choice to the recipient and his/her family, under streamers and balloons and plates of finger food?

But as we all know, it wasn’t always this way.

ANCIENT BABY SHOWERS
A long time ago—as far back as the ancient Egyptians and Greeks—families celebrated the act of bringing new life into the world. But instead of showering the expectant mom with baby shower gifts or pregnancy massages, she was hidden away for a period following the birth because it was believed the process was unclean. Celebrations included visiting temples or holding festivals during which the child was formally named. Ancient Greeks also engaged in shouting following labor to signify that peace was once again at hand.

Baby Shower Gifts

Hiding Away For A Period After Birth

Birth celebrations continued on the tenth day after birth. While the new mom was honored with a meal, just like today’s shower honorees,  back then the momma-to-be in the ancient world didn’t receive so much as sterilising brushes for their baby shower gift. Instead, they were expected to honor the birth goddess with gifts, or offerings.

IN THE MIDDLE AGES

During the Middle Ages, from the 5th to the 15th century, the celebrations were not so much about mom but about God. The primary birth celebration was the Christian baptism, which was typically held just one day after the baby’s was born. Mom, however, could not be part of it because tradition dictated that she be sequestered for 40 days following childbirth. During the baptism, mothers counted on Godparents to play a central role. As spiritual teachers, godparents played a vital part in any child’s life. The role’s importance was evidenced by the costly gifts of silver that godparents often gave to the child.

IN THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD
After the utilitarian celebrations of the Middle Ages, Renaissance celebrations must have seemed slightly more decadent.

While baptisms remained important, the new mom was also honored. Family and friends showered her with gifts that included food, clothes, and—appropriately enough for the Renaissance—paintings. And although we know that modern-style rocker glider furniture wasn’t on the gift list, new moms often received a special wooden tray. Inscribed with good wishes for the new family, it was used to carry yummies and goodies to the mommy. Finally, the mother gets some love.

THE MODERN BABY SHOWER

Baby showers today retain the gift giving and celebration but they have entirely new dimensions as well. For example, these parties were traditionally hosted by the mom-to-be’s friends. However, more families are starting to take a hand in shower arrangements. Mom’s not the only one being celebrated either. Today it’s not uncommon for Dad-to-be to share honoree status. Likewise, guests are no longer limited to sisters, grandmas, and girlfriends. The baby showers of today also include uncles, grandfathers, and golfing buddies.

Baby Shower Gifts

However, not everything can be bought.

Baby shower hostesses are often responsible for planning the entire shindig, from serving snacks on a pink platter to festooning the foyer in fuchsia. Trying to be the hostess with the most-est can be stressful, though. Party planners find themselves planning menus, crafting party favors, and coordinating baby shower activities. One aspect of baby showers that hasn’t changed is the gift giving. Moms- (and dads-) to-be are showered with a wide range of gifts. Popular practical presents include diapers, clothes, and nursery items like glider rockers. Luxury items are also a hit with soon-to-be parents. Spa treatments and chic gift baskets are a few of the popular pampering baby shower  gifts. Modern moms can make it easier for family and friends to choose baby shower gifts by having a baby gift registry, whether it’s a baby boutique filled with frilly baby dresses or a home improvement store with everything need to create a custom nursery.

Although baby showers have changed dramatically through the ages—from honoring goddesses with gifts to pampering mom with a pedicure—one thing is clear: the arrival of a newborn is a major life milestone that should be honored. Whether it’s nursery glider or a diaper disposal device, baby shower gifts will probably continue to be a major part of the celebration.

A Diapercake makes a fabulous gift for any baby shower. Pick and choose from our wide variety of designs and pamper the mother to be with your love and sincerity.

How Long Would Women Stay At The Hospital After Birth?

How long would women stay at the hospital after birth? When it comes to giving birth, it has been reported in the CDC that in 1981, American women were averaging nearly 4 days in hospital recovery after birth. But an increase in health care costs has forced this number down. (It’s always money, isn’t it?)

To prevent that number from dipping too far down in the US, Congress passed the Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act in 1996, requiring insurers to cover at least 48 hours of hospital stay for complication-free vaginal deliveries and 96 hours for c-sections. On a global scale, the World Health Organization recommends women remain hospitalized for 24 hours after a vaginal birth.

In Singapore, we have plenty of options as to how one wants to give birth – in a private or a public hospital, and the hospital stay normally varies from a night to two nights.

There has been a study conducted to talk more about how long do women stay at the hospital after birth. Might not be the most interesting to read, but definitely something fun to know!

  1. Cesarean-section mode of delivery was independently and consistently associated with longer lengths of stay, and had the largest effect size.
  2. Deliveries with other need-related factors (twins or triplets, lower birthweight, or an index child who died before or on the discharge day) were independently and consistently associated with longer lengths of stay.
  3. Deliveries where infants died after discharge were associated with shorter average stays and more stays that were too short in the crude means and proportions, but the pattern reversed, such that death after discharge was associated with longer stays (although not always statistically significantly), once country was adjusted for. This reversal of the direction of association was because, on average, countries with higher infant mortality—and hence higher post-discharge mortality—had shorter lengths of stay.How Long Would Women Stay At The Hospital After Birth Map

    There’s a picture of the world map with regions documenting the length of hospital stays.

  4. Additionally, women whose newborns were wanted stayed longer (and were less likely to stay too short) than those whose pregnancies were mistimed or unwanted.How Long Would Women Stay At The Hospital After Birth?

    So as new mothers, women don’t typically spend a lot of time in the hospital after birth. But they do spend a lot of time learning a lot of things while they’re newly hospitalised, like how to breastfeed, how to manage their baby and how to take care of their baby in the first few months.

    And as a good friend/fellow parent, you’re all about making his/her life better, right? So we’ll tell you the perfect gift – A Diapercake!

    So… “How long would women stay at the hospital after birth….?” It wouldn’t matter so much because they’re made extra comfortable with your loving thoughts and gifts.

    A tight, warm swaddling blanket, comfortable romper and a matching pair of shoes…. they’re light, presentable, beautiful and welcome for any baby shower, and of course, the birth of a new loved one.

Baby Gifts That Won’t Stink

Baby Gifts And Baby Poop
We hope we didn’t open with a stink. To discover the baby gift out of all baby gifts, keep reading.

When you’re a parent for the first time, it’s natural to get worried and anxious about the littlest of things, because you have had no prior experience with child rearing whatsoever. The last time you were a baby was 20-30 years ago, and at gatherings with babies, you’ve rarely had to deal with the stinky parts of taking care of babies – like a smelly diaper or likewise.

Baby poop can constitute almost all the colours of a rainbow, some of which can be worrying. With all that poop, what else goes along with it?

Diapers, of course!

Cost Of Disposable Diapers:

Disposable diapers cost about $62.50 per month, $750 per year, or $1,500 over the full time a child is in diapers.

 For these calculations, let’s assumed that a family needs about 60 diapers a week. That number will be higher for newborns and lower for toddlers. The best-selling disposable diapers on the two top-selling websites for disposable diapers cost from $.17 to $.31 each. This averages to $.24 per diaper. Disposable diapers will cost about $1,500 for the average child for two years in disposable diapers, or about $62.50 a month.

Being new parents can surely be tough on the wallet, so you know you’re a good friend or family member if when you were invited to their baby shower, or even as a simple act of goodwill, out of all the baby gifts to give, you thought of a DIAPER CAKE.

Diaper Cake Baby Gifts

A Diaper Cake contains disposable diapers, baby shoes, a soft toy, a romper, a bib, a blanket and a pair of socks. One of the better and more practical baby gifts you could hope to give.

Lovingly assembled and quickly delivered to you when you need it, never be at a loss and never worry about giving a bad gift at a baby shower ever again.

A Baby Hamper Can Solve Such Problems.

A baby hamper can solve all or most of the common problems faced in life.

1. Nothing to talk about.
We’ve all had days where even the simplest topic like the weather is too boring to talk about. Not that clouds and sun are the most interesting elements of the world to begin with, but generally, the weather does provide for something to talk about.

A baby hamper can give them something to talk about.

Holding a baby hamper elaborately stuffed with all things cute yet practical (Like a Diapercake!) means your conversation can become something like this:

Friend: What’s that you’re holding? It’s so soft and cute! I almost want to put it to my face.
Me: You’re not the lucky recipient, it’s for……… (inserts name here)

A conversation about the lucky baby recipient ensues and everybody knows a conversation about babies can go on non stop (like a baby’s babble!)

2. Nothing to wear

This probably wouldn’t solve your cries of “There’s nothing to wear!” (when you just shopped 2 weeks ago) but it would solve your baby’s cries for nothing to wear (literally) A baby hamper can be customised to your needs, so fill it up with onesies (read our recent post on Top Baby Items) and other adorable, yet practical clothing items for the little one to wear and re-wear.

3. Nothing suitable to use
New mothers mostly end up with many things they don’t really need – like a bunch of soft toys, for example. Soft toys are great for decorating up a baby’s nursery and add plenty of colour and make a kid’s room look very cheerful and pleasant, but they’re not really useful.
A baby hamper would make a welcome addition among the soft toys.

Fill up your baby hamper with products that the new mother will actually use – nipple cream, creams gentle on the baby’s skin, a small tin of milk powder possibly, and most importantly, diapers!

4. Nothing suitable to give

Ever received an invitation for a baby shower and not known what to give? Don’t turn up empty handed nor turn up with yet another red packet, but give a Diapercake instead.

It’s a gift everyone would love to receive – blankets of your choice cutely stacked on top of each other to make a 2 tier cake surrounded with other practical items of your choice. So be the different one from your group of friends, and let your useful gift be remembered in months to come as the new mother uses item after item from the Diapercake. All Diapercakes can be customised to meet each person’s different need and budget, so don’t worry about not finding something.

10 REALLY, REALLY Weird Baby Shower Gifts

Baby Showers – a warm, close gathering of family and friends as they celebrate the arrival of the newborn, each taking turns to congratulate, cradle and care for the baby.
As your eyes glance over the baby’s head, it lands upon the pile of presents guests have lovingly brought to the party.
There’s one that catches your eye and freezes your gaze, for all the wrong reasons!
Here’s a few Really Weird Baby Shower Gifts that could do just that.

 

  1. Pole Dance Doll – Weird Baby Shower Gift

Pole Dancing Doll - Weird Baby Shower Gift

Pole Dancing Doll – Weird Baby Shower Gift


Barbie dolls, rag dolls, Disney Princess dolls all have their rightful throne on a daughter’s shelf. They are main characters of each girl’s make-believe stories in her head, and they all have adventures and regal jobs worthy of telling stories of over and over again. So does this Pole Dance doll! It deserves its own story, character and adventure. Don’t you think? Or not.

Fortunately, it’s no longer available at retail, so there’s no chance your daughter might receive this.
See: Tesco Condemned For Selling Pole Dancing Toy

  1. Molly, the baby you can shave

Molly - The Doll You Can Shave - Weird Baby Shower Gift

Molly – The Doll You Can Shave – Weird Baby Shower Gift

 

Remember Britney Spears and her meltdown where she shaved all her hair? Maybe this is a baby prelude to that.

 

  1. Potty Ride On Toy

Baby Potty On Wheels

Baby Potty On Wheels

 

You get to ride and pee at the same time….! Sounds fun and convenient… but we all know that’s a recipe for disaster.

For something safer, Amazon has a range of Riding Pottys without wheels here.

  1. Burberry Baby Touch Perfume

Burberry Baby Touch Purfume

Burberry Baby Touch Purfume

 

Your baby will grow up tackling thousands of advertisers’ messages and products yelling “BUY ME!” in time to come. And never have you heard of anyone choosing Burberry over an innocent baby’s natural smell, so don’t you be the first.

If you still insist though, it is available at Burberry’s Online Store.

  1. Birthing Doll – Weird Baby Shower Gift

Birthing Doll - Yes! That Doll Is Giving Birth

Birthing Doll – Yes! That Doll Is Giving Birth

 

Perfect way to teach children about the birds and the bees. Or scare them into not talking about said topic for a long time.
How’s that for a really weird baby shower gift?

 

  1. Baby Toupée

Baby Toupees

Baby Toupees

 

Parents all want their children to stand out and there’s nothing more outstanding than a baby with…. toupees.
If this isn’t a really weird baby shower gift, I don’t know what is.

 

  1.  Sperm Earrings

Sperm Earrings

Sperm Earrings


It’s one way to stand out from the crowd, and another to start…. and stop conversations.
They are available on Etsy if you still want them.

 

  1. Fisher Price Apptivity Seat.

Fisher Price Apptivity Seat for Babies

Fisher Price Apptivity Seat for Babies

Now the newborn can just be as technology-dependent as the rest of us!

Available on Amazon: Fisher Price Apptivity Seat

  1. Baby’s Poop Alarm

Baby's Poop Alarm

Baby’s Poop Alarm

 

Wouldn’t the smell be alarming enough?

 

  1. Chill Baby Lil Lager Baby Bottle

Baby Beer Bottle for Milk

Baby Beer Bottle for Milk

A baby bottle that looks like a bottle of alcohol but actually contains milk.
Start’em young baby!
Available @ Fred & Friends!

 

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